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ignition switch '87 brat

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#1 DaveAP


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Posted 19 October 2004 - 12:20 AM

Having problem with key getting stuck in switch. Can I just get a locksmith to replace the core, and grind some new keys, or do I have to replace the whole switch assembly?
thanks, dp

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#2 canajun2eh


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Posted 19 October 2004 - 04:49 AM

Pick up a replacement lock from a junkyard. Key isn't needed. Year and model of donor car don't have to match, as long as it's a Loyale type.

Take that replacement lock and a key from your current ignition lock to a locksmith and have the locksmith match the replacement lock to your key. That way, you don't have to mess with an ignition key that's different from your door key.

You might be wise to have the locksmith cut you a new set of keys while you're at it. Some Datsun/Nissan keys fit.

#3 Will Smith

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:13 AM

I took my ignition lock cylinder in and the lock smith rebuilt it for $50. If you are going to do the junk yard thing already mentioned it is easier to replace the whole steering column than to try to replace just the lock cylinder.

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